Kayaking & SUP

Kayaking is a great way to see the islands' coast from a different angle, to paddle through sea caves and explore hidden inlets. You can hire kayaks by the hour from resorts such as Xlendi (Gozo) and Mellieħa (Malta), but usually this means you have to stay within the bay. To explore for longer, it's best to arrange a guided kayak excursion. Two operators provide these: Gozo Adventures has a half-/full-day excursion to Comino and Gozo (€45/65); Sea Kayak Malta does day trips to Comino or St Paul's Island, with a stop at Selmun (Imgiebah) Bay, as well as longer kayaking holidays.

The re-emerging sport of SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) uses a long surfboard and a paddle and is ideally suited to Malta's flat water. Hire equipment at Mellieħa, Xlendi and Golden Bay. On Gozo and Comino, check out Gozo Fun.